The Clean Band – 2014 Concert Schedule
With a cult following in New Zealand and elsewhere, the Clean first
started to create buzz on the indie scene with their organ-driven track, "Tally Ho!" In a post-punk world, the band continued
to define their quirky sound that was marked by energetic tracks and peppy beats. Eventually inspiring an assortment of indie
bands years later, the Clean remains a very influential band within their genre. This iconic indie band is now hitting the
road for a highly anticipated concert tour, much to the delight of longtime fans everywhere. The Clean will be visiting Baltimore's
Metro Gallery, the Earl in Atlanta, Brooklyn's Rough Trade and Glasslands, the Bottletree Café in Birmingham, Hi-Tone
Café in Memphis, the Stone Fox in Nashville, and many more. To experience all of the incredible music of the Clean live
in concert, be sure to visit StubHub in advance for your tickets, and get ready to enjoy one of indie music's most influential
About The Clean Band
The Clean is one of the most influential indie rock bands to come out of New
Zealand. After forming in 1978, the band went on to release their debut single in 1981, "Tally Ho!" The upbeat song was a
huge hit, and it reached the number 19 spot on the New Zealand Singles chart. The band followed up with the song "Beatnik,"
which was included on the EP "Great Sounds Great." The Clean also released an EP titled "Boodle Boodle Boodle" in 1981, which
made it to the number 4 position on the charts. In addition to maintaining a top 20 position for almost 6 months, the EP marked
the rising success of the band, and it also allowed its label, Flying Nun Records, to become one of the leading independent
labels for New Zealand-based bands. Many of the songs on the EP would also help to define the Clean's unique sound, with "Anything
Could Happen" rising to become one of their most popular songs.
After disbanding for a short time to work on various
side projects, the members of the Clean teamed up again by the late 80s, and they returned with music that had a more pop-infused
sound. Their full-length studio album was released in 1990, and it was titled "Vehicle." The band continued to release albums
throughout the years that followed, including "Modern Rock" in 1994, "Unknown Country" in 1996, "Getaway" in 2001, and "Mister
Pop" in 2009.
Since their debut, the Clean have generated somewhat of a cult following, even outside of New Zealand.
They have been credited as influencing musical acts from the likes of Yo La Tengo and Pavement's Stephen Malkmus. In fact,
on the Clean's album "Getaway," Yo La Tengo's band members Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley contributed to the songs "Circle
Canyon" and "Alpine Madness." The Clean continues to create music and tour all over, and the various band members have also
embarked on side projects, including bands like The Bats, The Heavy Eights, and The Magick Heads.
The Clean Band's
With the release of their 1981 hit song, "Tally Ho!" the Clean established themselves on the New
Zealand music scene and generated a steady fan following. Reaching number 19 on the chart in New Zealand, the song was just
a precursor to the success that the Clean would enjoy in the future. With their 1981 EP "Boodle Boodle Boodle," the Clean
had scored a number 4 hit album that managed to stay on the charts for six months in the top 20. Further cementing their place
in music history was the song "Anything Could Happen," which has since become a fan favorite. Throughout their career, the
Clean have taken breaks and started various side projects, but they still continue to record and release new material together.
They have also become one of the most influential New Zealand-based bands, especially in the indie rock genre.
Clean Band Trivia
Did you know that the Clean appeared in a film?
The Clean can be seen in the 1999 New Zealand
film "Scarfies," in which they are performing their signature song, "Tally Ho!"
like "Beatnik" and "Anything Could Happen," the Clean's unique musical style catapulted them to becoming one of New Zealand's
most popular indie bands. With songs that featured organs and upbeat tempos, their music helped to define a new era of music
following the punk rock movement of the 70s. When the Clean return to the stage this year for their exciting concert tour,
you will get to hear all of the songs that helped them to become one of the most influential indie bands around. When the
Clean heads to a venue in your city during their upcoming tour, be sure to check out a show from this iconic indie band!